Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute shortlisted five companies to build and finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services redevelopment project.
The request for qualifications processbegan in September 2013. The shortlisted companies include: Bondfield Construction Company Limited; EllisDon Capital Inc.; M. Sullivan & Son Limited; PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; and Pomerleau Inc.
“The project will expand the facility to accommodate the changing needs of the area resulting from shifting demographics and technological advancements, and will improve access to high quality specialized cardiac services for residents in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network region,” according to a statement.
New construction at the facility will add five floors of clinical and in-patient services,expand support services such as biomedical engineering and data services and add about 146,000 square feet of space, close to 90,000 of which will house life support services such as cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery and the cardiac surgery intensive care unit.
Redevelopment work at the existing facility will: includerenovation of about 60,000 square feet of space; provide support services for the heart catheterization/electrophysiology suite, surgical suite and the cardiac intensive care unit; and relocate the cardiac imaging suite.
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in winter 2014.